The All Party Parliamentary Group for Events (APPG) is to hold its annual general meeting on 28 March 2023, in line with Parliamentary rules and requirements.

The meeting will take place in Westminster, at Portcullis House, and will be an opportunity for the Parliamentary Group to review its current plan of work, elect a chair and vice chairs for the next parliamentary session, and be briefed on current issues affecting the events sector.

This meeting will hear from members of the newly formed Business of Events Advisory Council, on the work of the independent Think Tank’s Policy Unit and progress on its industry wide consultation on a new Policy Agenda for the sector.

Parliamentary Plan of Work

The APPG’s current Parliamentary Plan of Work is focussed on five key areas of policy:

1) A government led/supported confidence campaign

2) The impact of major events on local communities A set of financial incentives to create new UK based events

3) A co-ordinated approach to bring existing international events to the UK

4) Government support to develop a more sustainable events strategy

This will be reviewed as part of the AGM and updated to reflect current priorities that have been identified as being able to unlock growth and have a positive impact on the events sector.

Commenting on the event, Martin Fullard, associate director, davies tanner and The Business of Events, said: “The Business of Events (TOBE) will continue to support the work of the APPG for Events. At the AGM, TBOE will update MPs on the work the Policy Unit which underlines the Parliamentary Plan of Work laid out by the APPG.

“This is a vital touchpoint as we continue developing policy initiatives for the events industry. UKEVENTS will be present, as well as other senior stakeholders, which underlines the one-team approach needed to amplify the value of this great sector.”